screamfest October 4, 2018 - 10:45pm
Screamfest second wave was announced today. A great selection of additional films and Gale Anne Hurd is being honored with a Career Achievement reward!
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – October 4, 2018 – Screamfest Horror Film Festival, America’s largest, and longest running horror movie festival, announces the second wave of its festival line up. The fest, which will run from Oct. 9-18, 2018 at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres in Hollywood, will showcase the West Coast premiere of The Unthinkable, the West Coast premiere of Welcome to Mercy and the U.S. premiere of the animated feature “Chuck Steel: Night of The Trampires.”
This year, Screamfest will also honor prolific film and television producer Gale Anne Hurd with the Career Achievement Award on October 16th followed by a screening of Aliens and The Terminator. Hurd started her career working with legendary director and producer Roger Corman at New World Pictures. She then launched her career when she produced and co-wrote her first feature film, The Terminator, which was a box office and critical success. This success was quickly followed by Aliens, which received seven nominations and two Academy Awards®. Today, she is not only an executive producer of AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” she also executive produces “Fear the Walking Dead” and consults with AMC’s top-rated talk show, “The Talking Dead.”
Aside from a myriad of the highly anticipated horror films, it will showcase this year, Screamfest will also host the following special anniversary screenings:
BRIDE OF CHUCKY
In honor of the upcoming 20th Anniversary of the release of Bride of Chucky, Screamfest will present a special screening of the film on October 12th at 7PM followed by a Q&A with writer Don Mancini and producer David Kirschner. Chucky, the doll possessed by a serial killer (Brad Dourif), discovers the perfect mate to kill and revive into the body of another doll (Jennifer Tilly).
THE SERPENT AND THE RAINBOW
In honor of the upcoming 30th Anniversary of the release of The Serpent and the Rainbow, Screamfest will present a special screening of the film on October 10th followed by a Q&A with David Ladd and Bob Engelman. An anthropologist (Bill Pullman) goes to Haiti after hearing rumors about a drug used by black magic practitioners to turn people into zombies.
This year’s Screamfest will showcase a total of 21 feature films and 60 short films. Badges are currently on sale to the general public at www.ScreamfestLA.com and individual film tickets and day passes will also be available for all films including this year’s second wave line up:
THE UNTHINKABLE – 2018 – West Coast Premiere
WELCOME TO MERCY – 2018 – West Coast Premiere
CHUCK STEEL: NIGHT OF THE TRAMPIRES – 2018 – US Premiere of Animated Feature
screamfest October 8, 2018 - 11:14am
SCREAMFEST HORROR FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES THE 2018 SCREENPLAY COMPETITION FINALISTS & WINNING SCREENPLAY!
Screamfest is pleased to announce the 2018 screenplay competition semi-finalists, top five finalists and the winning screenplay.
TOP FIVE FINALISTS:
THIS YEAR’S SEMI-FINALISTS INCLUDE:
CONGRATULATIONS TO THIS YEAR’S FINALISTS!
screamfest October 19, 2018 - 2:01pm
2018 SCREAMFEST HORROR FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS ANNOUNCED
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – Oct. 18, 2018 – America’s largest and longest running horror movie festival, Screamfest, awarded this year’s top movies, filmmakers, actors and screenplay Thursday during the fest’s closing night. Screamfest, which ran from Oct. 9 – 18, 2018 at the TLC Chinese 6 Theatres in Hollywood, has launched careers – providing a platform for filmmakers and actors to showcase their latest work to horror film enthusiasts and general audiences.
Screamfest 2018 Winners:
Best Editing - Nik Voytas - Pledge
Best Cinematography - Davide Piazzolla - You Die
Best Musical Score - Klas Persson –Draug
Best Makeup - Josh & Sierra Russell - Open 24 Hours
Special Effects - Crazy Pictures - The Unthinkable
Visual Effects - Gajjar Parth - Tumbbad
Best Actress - Suzanne Voss - Dementia II
Best Actor - Thomas Hedengran – Draug
Best Short - I Am The Doorway – Simon Pearce
Best Screenplay - Dead Strays by Neil Chase
Best Animated Short - La Noria
Best Director - Daniel Robbins - Pledge
Best Picture - Tumbbad
CONGRATULATIONS 2018 AWARD WINNERS!
screamfest September 26, 2018 - 5:37pm
SCREAMFEST HORROR FILM FESTIVAL
ANNOUNCES FIRST WAVE OF 2018 LINE UP
Lin Shaye to Serve as Festival Ambassador
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – September 14, 2018 – America’s largest and longest running horror film festival, Screamfest Horror Film Festival, is proud to announce the first wave of its official 2018 film line up. In its 18th year, the festival, which will run from Oct. 9-18, 2018 at the TCL Chinese 6 Theaters in Hollywood, has launched careers - providing a platform for filmmakers and actors to showcase their latest work to enthusiasts and general audiences. Actress Lin Shaye, the star of the successful horror franchise Insidious and other popular horror films including A Nightmare on Elm Street, Dead End, 2001 Maniacs, and the soon-to-be-released reboot, Grudge, will serve as this year’s festival ambassador.
“Screaming is good for the soul,” said Shaye. “I am extremely excited and honored to serve as this year’s Screamfest ambassador and scream with all of you! I’m thrilled to support and celebrate a space where filmmakers, actors and fans can unveil their hard work, and celebrate the horror genre.”
Screamfest Horror Film Festival will offer unique access to some of the most creative forces in the horror genre through film screenings, Q&As and conversations with some of the most captivating artists working in the industry today.
“We could not be more excited to partner with Shaye,” said Belofsky. “Her work has inspired many and she has become a force in the horror and genre community.”
The festival is best known for discovering Paranormal Activity in 2007. Other past premieres include Tragedy Girls, Tigers Are Not Afraid, Trick ‘r Treat, 30 Days of Night, Let the Right One In, The Grudge, The Collection, The Human Centipede and Diary of the Dead. Wes Craven, John Carpenter, Sam Raimi, Clive Barker, Eli Roth, James Wan, Zack Snyder, William Friedkin and John Landis are just some of the filmmakers who have supported the festival year after year.
Film festival badges are currently on sale at www.ScreamfestLA.com and individual film tickets will be available end of September 2018. All screenings are open to the general public. Winners will receive a 24 karat gold dipped skull trophy designed by the legendary, Academy award-winning special make-up effects creator, Stan Winston, who partnered with the festival until his passing.
Screamfest Horror Film Festival is proud to announce that the following films have been admitted to the festival – the first wave of the 2018 line up.
SPLINTER-VERSARY– 10 year anniversary screening of SPLIINTER
AMITYVILLE MURDERS: (US) - 2018
DEMENTIA II (US) - 2018
DISCARNATE (US) - 2018
DRAUG (Sweden) 2018
THE FINAL WISH (US) 2018
THE GOLEM (Israel) 2018
THE HAUNTED (UK ) 2018
LOST IN APOCALYPSE (China) 2018
OPEN 24 HOURS (US) 2018
PLEDGE (US) 2018
TUMBBAD (India) 2018
YOU DIE (Italy) 2018
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Screamfest is sponsored by Gemr, Screen Queensland, Birns & Sawyer, Panasonic, European Fantastic Film Festivals Federation, Dapper Cadaver, Screenplay.com, InkTip, Elma, Horror Pack, SellAScript.com, Screen Queensland, and Simple DCP. Screamfest is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission. Screamfest is made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs.
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